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Racism, Crime and Justice

By Coretta Phillips, Benjamin Bowling

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LONGMAN CRIMINOLOGY SERIES Series editor Tim Newburn Racism, Crime and Justice This authoritative new textbook is the first to offer a comprehensive critical analysis of racism and the criminal justice process from crime and victimisation to policing, punishment and probation. Criminological research and official statistics produced by the Home Office, police, courts and prisons are closely examined and are balanced by documentary accounts published by minority community organisations and the experiences of practitioners in the criminal justice system. The conclusion critically examines New Labour's crime control polices and argues that 'zero tolerance', the 'culture of control' and 'institutional racism' will intensify injustice and the criminalisation of ethnic minority communities in Britain. Racism, Crime and Justice is suitable for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in law, criminology, criminal justice and police studies. It is also suitable for use on sociology, social policy, and social science degrees and on interdisciplinary courses specialising in racism, ethnicity and social exclusion. Ben Bowling is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College, London. Previously he was Senior Research Officer in the Home Office, Lecturer in Criminology at Cambridge University and Visiting Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He has published widely in the fields of crime, policing and the study of racism and ethnicity. His study of crack cocaine, crime and policing in New York won him the Radzinowicz memorial prize for the best article in the British Journal of Criminology. Coretta Phillips is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics having previously been Principal Research Officer in the Home Office and Assistant Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. She has published in the fields of crime prevention, racist violence, and criminal justice and racism. Her publications include Multiple Victimisation (1992), Reducing Repeat Victimisation (1995), and Entry into the Criminal Justice System (1998). Longman an imprint of Pearson Education 0 582 29966 7

Product code: 9780582299665

ISBN 9780582299665
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H236xW157xS17
Series Longman Criminology Series
No. Of Pages 336
Publisher Pearson Education Limited
Racism, Crime and Justice offers an overview of this field. The book synthesises a great deal of empirical research evidence, documentary accounts and illustrative examples in order to give a minority perspective on the race and crime debate.